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As any myth has it, glass was accidentally discovered in the past millions of years ago around a large fire in the Mesopotamian desert. Fire suddenly transformed opaque and grainy silicon into a different material.
The archaeological discovery (polychrome and non-transparent necklaces) somewhere between Mesopotamia and Egypt, is dated to the fourth millennium BC.
Initially, glass was considered a precious metal, as the process of “forging” it was extremely complex to obtain.
A decisive moment in the history of glass was the invention of the blowpipe (metal tube for blowing glass), in Syria around the first century BC. This changed the way glass was produced, increasing its applications. Method consolidated during the Roman Empire.
In the Hellenic world, glass was widespread for the transport and trade of perfumes, in the form of ointments and jars.
The first glass windows were designed in ancient Rome for the use of noble residences.
In the Middle Ages Venice became the place where the most superfine glass was produced. Many masters of glass worked for safety issues on the island of Murano.
Some of these glass factories are still open today and produce true glass masterpieces. Over the centuries the tradition of Venetian and Muranese glass was consolidated in the unique craftsmanship of the Murano Masters (who had definitively moved to the island of Murano from that of Venice) which then passed from father to son.
We at La Fondazione produce furniture and jewelry according to the ancient Venetian art with the glass coming only from the island of Murano.